YYZ Best Bets (Week of Feb. 10)

Indie88's picks for the week ahead

Toronto indie music lovers have been looking forward to this week for a while. With Wavelength Music Festival kicking off, Sam Roberts Band playing Adelaide Hall, and many live music Valentine’s Day options, it’s going to be a loud week in YYZ.

Monday February 10, 2014

[MUSIC] Jeremy Messersmith
Catch some of Jeremy Messersmith’s sweet indie pop sounds at The Drake Underground.

[ART] Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture
Do you have a thing for kicks? Check out the Out of the Box exhibit at the Bata Shoe Museum if you haven’t already. It features sneakers from the past 150 years, including pairs from the adidas, Nike, Reebok, PUMA, and Converse archives. You’ll also see some from Run DMC and Lebron’s collection. The exhibit runs until June.

Wednesday February 12, 2014

[MUSIC] The Wild Feathers
The Wild Feathers will be rocking n rolling at the Horseshoe Tavern with openers Saints of Valory and Jamestown Revival this Wednesday.

Thursday February 13, 2014

[MUSIC] WL14 Night 1: Phèdre + Tops
Wavelength Music Festival kicks off this week at The Silver Dollar with Phèdre, Tops, Zoo Owl, Alden Penner, and You’ll never Get To Heaven.


[MUSIC] Sam Roberts Band
For any SRB fans out there, you will not want to miss this show. Sam Roberts Band will be cramming into Adelaide Hall on Thursday for a special intimate concert.

[FOOD] Truffle Making Class
Even if you’re not into Valentine’s Day, everyone loves chocolate. Toronto’s fun foodie studio Le Dolci is holding a truffle making class where you’ll learn to make ganache from scratch.

Friday February 14, 2014

[MUSIC] WL14 Night 2: Marnie Stern + DIANA + Odonis Odonis
Night 2 of Wavelength sees Marnie Stern, DIANA, Odonis Odonis, Weaves and Matrox take the stage at Adelaide Hall.

[MUSIC] Indie88’s Covers are for Lovers with Dwayne Gretzky
Spend your Valentine’s Day night with Raina, Carlin and Dwayne Gretzky at the Horseshoe Tavern. Stop by the photo booth and leave your digits on the Indie88 singles’ board. You might meet that special someone.

[MUSIC] Holy Ghost! DJ Set
For those of you looking to dance Valentine’s Day away, Holy Ghost! will be doing their DJ set at the Hoxton.

[MUSIC] Teenage Kicks
Peter and Jeff want you to be their Valentine. Check out Teenage Kicks with Seas & Thunderhawks at The Bovine Sex Club.

[MUSIC & FILM] Battle of the Scores
The opening night event for the TIFF Next Wave Film Festival will be showcasing young musical and filmmaking talent. High school indie bands will be scoring youth-made short films live in front of an audience and panel of judges.


Saturday February 15, 2014

[MUSIC] WL14 Night 3: Colin Stetson + US Girls + Biblical
Saturday’s Wavelength event to be at is at the Polish Combatants Hall with performances by Colin Stetson, US Girls, Biblical, Petra Glynt, and Gambletron.

[MUSIC] Hidden Cameras
Toronto’s Hidden Cameras are holding their CD release party this weekend at Lee’s Palace.

Sunday February 16, 2014

[MUSIC] WL14 Night 4: Cousins + Greys + The Wet Secrets
Get to the Garrison for the last night of Wavelength and see Cousins, Greys, The Wet Secrets, Lido Pimienta, and Elaquent.